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Career and Education Opportunities for Credit Analysts

In general, credit analysts analyze current credit data and financial statements of individuals or firms to determine the degree of risk involved in extending credit or lending money. They also prepare reports with this credit information for use in decision-making.

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Credit Analyst video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Credit analysts analyze credit data and financial statements to establish the degree of risk involved in extending credit or lending money. They also compare liquidity and credit histories of establishments being evaluated with those of similar establishments in the same industries and geographic locations. Finally, credit analysts talk with credit associations and other business representatives to exchange credit data.

Every day, credit analysts are expected to be able to think through problems and come up with general rules. They need to articulate ideas and problems. It is also important that they deal with basic arithmetic problems.